Police Raid Private Homes In Case Of Belgian Exhibition Of Russian Avant-Garde Fakes

“Homes across Belgium have been raided by police investigating allegations that counterfeit Russian avant garde works were exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent. The display of 26 pieces, loaned by the Russian businessman Igor Toporovski, was terminated by the gallery in January after experts claimed it was full of fakes. The museum’s […]

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Artists Use Augmented Reality To Take Over Gallery At Museum Of Modern Art

A collective of eight internet artists transformed the Jackson Pollock room in the New York City Museum of Modern Art into their own augmented reality gallery—without the museum’s permission. The collective, which calls itself “MoMAR,” is making a statement against elitism and exclusivity in the art world with its group art installation Hello, we’re from the […]

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A Stolen Degas Painting Is Found, Nine Years Later, On A Bus

The painting, stolen in December, 2009, from a museum in Marseille, was (randomly, it appears) found in a suitcase on a bus outside of Paris during a customs check. “France Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen called the find a ‘happy rediscovery of a precious work belonging to the national collections, whose disappearance represented a heavy loss […]

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